Tester: House of Representatives fails Montana again

Senator slams House lawmakers for rejecting ‘long-term, responsible plan’

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted against the Senate’s plan to eliminate the threat of economic default and cut $2.2 trillion in spending—without cutting Medicare or Social Security, and without raising taxes.

“Today the House of Representatives failed Montana again by choosing extreme political ideology over the Senate’s responsible, long-term plan to cut more than $2.2 trillion in spending and to guarantee the certainty Montana’s businesses deserve.  House lawmakers insist on an irresponsible, partisan plan that cuts Medicare and Social Security in order to protect tax loopholes for millionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas.  And they insist on a short-term plan because they want to draw out this damaging, divisive debate into election season for their own political gain.  Montanans are fed up with these Washington gimmicks.”